Modern. Iconography. Photography.

The Bauhaus and its Effects 1919 to 2019

22.09.2019 -

Photography is the image medium that, in addition to architecture and design, is still particularly associated with the Bauhaus in the perception of the viewer. Photography, with its technical flexibility, offered the best conditions for the central idea of the Bauhaus to shape real society through visionary thinking.

The exploration of the world with the camera, the crossing of photographic boundaries, creative impulses, such as experiments with light and shadow, promoted a "new seeing" (Neues Sehen); that made the emergence of photography into modernity possible in the first place.
The photography at the Bauhaus between the two opposing positions of Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, who propagated a new exploration of photographic possibilities, and Walter Peterhans, who sought the change from "new seeing" to applied material photography, serves as the starting point for the exhibition, wich shows examples from 1920s to the present.

The exhibition shows the spotlight-like effects of one hundred years of Bauhaus on photography along the time axis to present day. How do influences, references, interpretations in the photographic visual language and comparisons over the decades up to the present day of photography look like?

Bauhaus until 1945
Lucia Moholy, László Moholy-Nagy, Xanti Schawinsky, T. Lux Feininger, Herbert Bayer, Marianne Brandt, Hannes Meyer, Erich Consemüller, Florence Henri, Gyula Pap, Jaroslav Rössler, Alexander Rodtschenko, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Hans Finsler, Wols, Edward Weston, Itzhak Kalter, Ré Soupault, Ruth Hallensleben, Irena Blühová

Since 1945
Heinrich Heidersberger, Otto Steinert, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Hilla und Bernd Becher, Ezra Stoller, Walter Funkat, Albert Hennig, Anthony Linck, Krimhild Becker, Gottfried Jäger, Brian Eno, Nicolas Nixon, Richard Misrach, Ed Ruscha, Evelyn Richter, Ulrich Wüst, Kurt Buchwald, Anna und Bernhard Blume, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Joachim Brohm, Matthias Hoch, Maix Mayer, Michael Wesely, Christof Klute, Laura Bielau, Ricarda Roggan

Project with Students Leipzig
Bernadette Keating, Mihai Şovăială, Julius C. Schreiner, Valentina Plank, Dana Lorenz, Sophia Kesting, Johannes Ernst, Felix Bielmeier, Christoph Brückner, Isabell Hoffmann, Florian Merdes, Nicole Burnett, Alexander Rosenkranz, Nea Maria Gumprecht, Florian Weber



Volume 1: The Bauhaus and its Effects 1919-2019.
Edited: Annegret Laabs and Joachim Brohm, 2020
Texts germ./engl.: Annegret Laabs, Uwe Gellner, Gerhard Glüher, Gottfried Jäger
photos by: Bernd und Hilla Becher, Laura Bielau, Kurt Blum, Marianne Brandt, Joachim Brohm, Kurt Buchwald, Harry Callahan, Edmund Collein, Erich Consemüller and more
Translation: Brian Currid, Katharina Volckmer
336 p., numerous illustrations, Hardcover
E.A. Seemann and Kunstmuseum Magdeburg
ISBN 978-3-86502-433-6
Price: 36.00 Euro

Volume 2: Joachim Brohms Class for Photography and Media
Edited: Annegret Laabs und Joachim Brohm, 2019
Texts germ./engl.: Joachim Brohm and Stephanie Milling
photos: Felix Bielmeier, Christoph Brückner, Nicole Burnett, Johannes Ernst, Nea Maria Gumprecht, Isabell Hoffmann, Bernadette Keating, Sophia Kesting, Dana Lorenz, Florian Merdes, Valentina Plank, Alexander Rosenkranz, Julius C. Schreiner, Mihai Sovaiala, Florian Weber
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
Translation: Brian Currid
104 p., numerous illustrations, Softcover
E.A. Seemann and Kunstmuseum Magdeburg
ISBN 978-3-86502-434-3
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